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22 November 2023 - 24 May 2024

The William Brown Conservation Award 2024

Belfast Zoo is delighted to partner with charity Friends of the Zoo in creating The William Brown Award.

30 January 2024

François Langur family welcomes two new babies at Belfast Zoo

Belfast Zoo is overjoyed at the birth of two babies in our resident François’ Langur family group.

25 January 2024

Delilah, the gorilla, has passed away at Belfast Zoo

It is with deep regret that Belfast Zoo has announced the death of Delilah.

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History of the zoo

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The role of a modern zoo

Zoos were first created as private collections, or menageries but their aims and objectives have changed greatly.

Breeding programmes

Good zoos are more than simply a place to see animals. We play a vital role in the conservation of species at risk.

Supported conservation projects

More species are facing extinction than ever before. We have a responsibility to ensure their survival.

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